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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751583137

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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THE SECOND THRILLING NOVEL IN VAL MCDERMID’S NEW SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES

There’s nothing like a killer story . . .

1989. The world is changing, and Allie Burns is still on the front line, covering the stories that count.

Although Allie is no longer an investigative journalist, her instincts are sharper than ever. When she discovers a lead about the exploitation of society’s most vulnerable, Allie is determined to give a voice to those who have been silenced.

As Allie edges closer to exposing the truth, she travels beyond the Iron Curtain, to East Berlin on the brink of revolution. The dark heart of the story is more shocking than she ever imagined. And to tell it, Allie must risk her freedom and her life . . .

The latest Allie Burns thriller, set a decade after the bestselling first novel in the ground-breaking, iconic new series.

Praise for 1979


McDermid is at her considerable best’ GUARDIAN

‘Irresistible’ PATRICIA CORNWELL

‘A brilliant novel by a supremo of the genre’ PETER JAMES

‘Outstanding’ SPECTATOR

‘Another masterpiece’ DAVID BALDACCI

‘Sensational. One of Britain’s most accomplished writers’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

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McDermid is at her considerable best here
Guardian
Praise for 1979
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Allie is a fabulous character, I'll go wherever she takes me and I'm dying to see what she does next
Marian Keyes
Allie Burns is off to a flying start, and well worth following down the decades
Scotsman
A nail-biting new series
Observer
While "gripping" is an adjective over-used in book reviews, it's a fitting description of a sensational novel. A surefire bestseller from one of Britain's most accomplished writers
Sunday Express
A supremo of the genre at the height of her powers . . . An unmissable new series
Peter James
McDermid can do edge-of-seat suspense better than most novelists . . . An excellent opener to what promises to be an outstanding series
Spectator
Packed full of Val McDermid's trademark brilliance, 1979 is a thrilling snapshot of a fascinating era
Jane Harper
The Queen of Crime has done it again . . . Irresistible
Patricia Cornwell
A new series from Val McDermid promises to be an event - and 1979 delivers . . . A marvellous new character to follow through the years to come
Mick Herron
A tour-de-force . . . The Queen of Crime has delivered another masterpiece
David Baldacci